Asked by: Vernie Hattendorf
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

What can I achieve by beginning with the end in mind?

Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen. It reaffirms who you are, puts your goals in focus, and moves your ideas into the real world.

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Just so, why is beginning with the end in mind important?

In its most basic form, it refers to always having the image of the end of your life as your frame of reference to evaluate everything else. It's about starting things with a clear idea of your destination, so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.

Beside above, when Stephen Covey recommends that you begin with the end in mind he is referring to? “To begin with the end in mind means to approach my role…with my values and directions clear.” According to Covey, this means that effective decision-making is principle-centred.

Then, who said Begin with the end in mind?

The second habit Stephen Covey covers in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is “Begin With the End in Mind.” To understand what he means by this maxim, you need to do a little thought experiment that he suggests in the book.

What are the 7 Habits?

  • Habit 1: Be Proactive®
  • Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind®
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First®
  • Habit 4: Think Win-Win®
  • Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood®
  • Habit 6: Synergize®
  • Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw®

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